Whether you are a patient or a family member, support is available for coping with grief and loss; role changes; family dynamics; the challenges of living with a serious, chronic illness; and related emotional issues.
Social workers are available to all Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients and families. Our social workers can help with acute distress related to changes in a person’s medical condition, death and dying, or other stressful life events. Social workers also are available for follow-up grief counseling for families who have lost a loved one, and for end-of-life and funeral planning.
Chaplains provide respectful, spiritual, and emotional care to people of all faiths and spiritualities, including those who identify themselves as nonreligious or nonspiritual. SCCA chaplains will talk with you in a supportive and inquiring manner, will not impose a perspective on you, and are always available for urgent needs.
For more information, or to speak with a chaplain, call (206) 288-1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey Program at Children’s Hospital
The Journey Program is for any family who has experienced the death of a child. It provides support to help families cope with death, loss, and the grieving process.
The program offers:
- Support groups for adults, facilitated by trained and caring staff
- Individual and family counseling
- Meetings with family members to provide help and support with family issues
- Follow-up phone contact with the family
- Suggestions for reading materials and referrals to community resources
- Grief support to schools and communities
- Bereavement education and training for the community
Learn more about the Journey Program.